Sun 26 Nov at 7.30 pm A CRAWL DOWN THE OGRE by Doug Scott CBE
Forty years ago Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285 m) in the Karakoram. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude. But it was the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark, turning a catalogue of disasters that would have defeated most people, into an epic which has since entered mountaineering folklore.
With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.
Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees followed but they had to carry on regardless before losing all their remaining strength. Chris abseiled off the end of the rope, smashing his ribs and later contracting contracted pneumonia. With the selfless help of Mo Anthoine and Clive Rowland, it took them eight days to reach Base Camp but the adventure did not stop there. And it was another 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.
Proceeds from the evening will support the post-earthquake reconstruction work of Community Action Nepal http://www.canepal.org.uk The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods, cards and posters and will be followed by an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints. Doug will also sign copies of his award-winning autobiography Up And About.
Date & time: Weds 25 October 2017 at 7.30 pm Venue: Webster Memorial Theatre, 64 High Street, Arbroath, DD11 1AW Tickets: £15 full / Concessions £13 (with booking fee). For tickets and further information call Box Office: 01241 435800 or go Online: http://www.webstertheatre.co.uk/whatson.htm
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Date & time: Sat 7th October 2017 at 7.30 pm Venue: Pavilion Arts Centre, 22 St John's Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE Tickets: £17.50; Discounts: Groups 8+/Senior/Disabled £1.75 off; JSA/Income Support/Students/Children 1/2 price; Matcham Card holders receive a 12% discount
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